What Will I Do At Night When I’m Away at Boarding School?

Students in Gooderham West House - One of ten boarding houses at Ridley College

One of the most common questions students have when they are looking into boarding school is, what will I be doing at night? During the day you would expect to be going to class and participating in sports and activities, but when it comes to what you do at night there seems to be some uncertainty.  I’m an MOD (Master on Duty) in Gooderham West House – Home of the Flamingos, which means students sign in with me and let me know where they are going and what they are doing and I check in with them throughout the night to see how their studying is going, so I get to experience what life is like for the boarding students.  The other night I was on duty and I happened to have my video camera with me because I was working on another video project, one of the students – Nat. P decided to take the camera around and see what the students were up to – I think she really captures what a typical night is like in a boarding house, check it out:

Ridley College has the largest boarding program in Ontario with ten boarding houses on campus.  Ridley College offers JK-Grade 12 with a Post-Graduate option and boarding can begin in Grade 5.  With over 100 different high school courses, 14 different athletic teams, and over 70 clubs and activities, Ridley had much to offer its students from 31 different countries.  For more information about boarding at Ridley, click here.